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A Notice of Compulsory Winding Up by the Court refers to a legal document that signifies the initiation of a compulsory winding-up or liquidation process by a court order. This notice is issued by the court and serves as a formal notification to creditors, shareholders, and other interested parties that the company is being forced into liquidation.

Compulsory winding up, also known as compulsory liquidation, is a process whereby a company is liquidated by order of the court. It typically occurs when the company is insolvent, meaning it is unable to pay its debts as they fall due, and one or more creditors have applied to the court for the company’s liquidation.

The Notice of Compulsory Winding Up by the Court provides important information about the court order, including the date of the winding-up order, the court’s reference number, and the name of the official receiver or liquidator appointed to oversee the liquidation process.

This notice also serves as a call to all creditors and other interested parties to submit their claims against the company to the liquidator. The liquidator will be responsible for gathering and distributing the company’s assets to the creditors in accordance with the priority set out in insolvency laws.

Once the Notice of Compulsory Winding Up by the Court is issued, the company’s operations are effectively ceased, and the liquidation process begins. The assets of the company are realized and distributed to creditors to satisfy outstanding debts to the extent possible.

It is important for creditors and other interested parties to carefully review the Notice of Compulsory Winding Up by the Court to understand the implications for their claims and to communicate with the appointed liquidator regarding any outstanding debts or matters related to the liquidation process.

These notices are filed with Companies House against the registered company number. All UK company liquidation notices and updates are tracked centrally by Doorda.